The Lost & Found Show’s “Souvenirs and Mementos” Edition – Wednesday July 16, 2014



It’s our “Souvenirs and Mementos” edition! Featuring stories about mafia funerals, strange rodeos, spell-casting grandmas, mistaken identities, and apartment hoarders. Special Trivia sponsored by Porcupine Hugs.

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Rachel Kramer Bussel (Village Voice, NY Observer, Best Bondage Erotica 2014)
Nelson Lugo (Five Boro Story Project, Story Collider, “Gathering The Magic”)
Alan Feuer (NY Times, “Over There,” “Still New York”)
Sarah Maslin Nir (NY Times, “Nocturnalist”)
Nathaniel Bates (The Moth, Risk!, “Look Mommy It’s a Monster”)

Special Trivia and Prizes Sponsored by:

Porcupine Hugs


Hosted by Daniel Guzman

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
(Doors 7:00PM) 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
(between Sullivan St. and Thompson St)
New York, NY 10012

Nearest Trains:
W 4th St (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
8 St – NYU (N, R)
Bleecker St (6)
Broadway-Lafayette (B, D, F, M)


Each month, we bring together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction stories involving a theme object that could be left in a lost and found box.

For a list of upcoming theme objects, or to submit a story for consideration, visit:




Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New Jersey-based writer. She’s edited over 50 erotica anthologies, including Hungry for More, The Big Book of Orgasms, Cheeky Spanking Stories and Best Bondage Erotica 2014. She writes widely about sex, dating, and pop culture, teaches erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences and sex toy stores, and is working on a book about being a hoarder. Follow her on Twitter: @raquelita



Nelson Lugo is a Magician, Sideshow Artist, and Batman enthusiast. He was interviewed by TimeOut NY as a New York Entertainer to Watch and co-hosts a podcast called “The EPIC PIEcast” for His storytelling credits include being a guest speaker for The Sunday Assembly NYC, a guest singer for the BTK Band – was an invited guest at Adam Wade’s Whatever Happened to the Nerds as well as for the Five Boro Story Project – and was featured on the Story Collider podcast. He is currently performing a solo show called “Gathering The Magic” at The Tank Theater NYC.



Alan Feuer has been a staff writer at the New York Times since 1999. He has written about prisons, the Mafia, baseball, steakhouse waiters, pigeon racers, firefighters, bartenders, crooked politicians, hamburgers in the Bronx and single mothers. Currently he writes feature stories about New York City for the Sunday Metropolitan section. Alan is the author of “Over There,” an account of his time covering the war in Iraq for the Times, of “Still New York,” a book with the documentary filmmaker Ric Burns about the New York paintings of the artist Rick Brozen.



Sarah Maslin Nir has been a staff reporter for The New York Times since August 2011. She is currently working on a year-long investigation, and previously covered Queens for the paper’s Metro section. From 2010 until the end of 2011, Ms. Nir was The Times’ “Nocturnalist” columnist, covering New York City’s nightlife. Prior to joining the Times, Ms. Nir lived in London, where she was a freelancer for several national and international publications. A born and raised Manhattanite, Ms. Nir graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and from Columbia University, where she studied politics and philosophy. She loves horses.

photo credit: David Kennedy Jones



Nathaniel Bates has been telling stories around the city for the last four years. He’s a two time Moth Slam winner and has been featured on the Risk! podcast, along with staging his one man show “Look Mommy It’s a Monster” last fall. By day he works on TV Shows and Films (“30 Rock”, “Boardwalk Empire”) as a set electrician. He lives with his wife Katherine and his very troubled pug Tojo in Harlem.



Porcupine Hugs is a whimsical stationery company featuring owner Dorkys Ramos’ hand-illustrated designs and musings. Design themes cater to every day hellos, milestone celebrations and all the friendly greetings in between. And because Dorkys is Dominican, she’s also released a line of Spanish cards that are fresh and so cute.

Not only will their batch of goodies make you smile, but they’re friendly towards Mother Nature, too. Porcupine Hugs is committed to helping our environment so cards are printed on 30% post-consumer waste paper using wind power, envelopes are recycled, and products are packaged in biodegradable plastic sleeves made from plants that are fully compostable.

Simple but sweet, Porcupine Hugs lets you handle all your affections with care.




Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Cafe, KGB Bar, The Bell House, and the Bowery Poetry Club.

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